Oxycodone: Australians’ increasing use of ‘hillbilly heroin’

An April 29 article from an ABC News report covered how prescriptions for oxycodone has shown a 152 per cent increase; a trend that now sees “the nation’s medical community very concerned”.

The Director of Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre, Professor Jake Najman identifies “there is a serious problem... A lot of that [prescribing of opioids] is being diverted from medication use to illicit use”

Read the full article here.

View the LaneWorkSafe Oxycodone One Step Test here.


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